Historic Hood River
Apple Vinegar Factory
A first I thought this print was from the same negative as this one, but careful inspection shows the man cranking his truck has bent over more, and one of the horses has raised its head a little. The images must have been shot within the same minute, perhaps the photographer was testing his exposure. Neither is perfect, but I think the tone and detail of this one is preferable.
I won’t repeat all the research into the location of the factory which was in the earlier post. You can make out all the bins of culls along the street. In the distance are stacked slats of wood, probably rejects from the box factory which can be burned to help make the vinegar. I’m sure there is an economic reason why we don’t see vinegar factories in every valley with heavy fruit production. Can someone fill us in?